Alden E. Secord


Alden Secord, age 86, of Foley, passed away Feb. 2, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will 4-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Foley Funeral Home with parish prayers at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church Friday. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Alden Eugene Secord was born Jan. 10, 1938, in Foley to Eugene and Elizabeth (Neumann) Secord. He graduated from Foley High School, class of 1956. He married Janet Ratka Oct. 7, 1957, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple made their home near Foley. He worked in road construction for Ashbach Construction and also as a lineman for 33 years with Century Link.  Alden also farmed and raised dairy cattle and worked for Centra Sota in Santiago. He enjoyed running backhoe, playing cards, cribbage and horsehoes. He was a member of the Bishop Marty Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Catholic Church. Faith and family were the most important things to Alden. 

He is survived by his children Debbie (Daniel) Hennek of Foley, Barbara (Frank) Hoffmann of Kimball, Mary (Jerry) Orth of Clearwater, Wayne Allan (Dorothy) of St. Cloud, Paul Eugene of Foley and Sharon (Doni) Martin of Foley; as well as 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister Judith Leyk of St. Cloud; and a brother Eugene Jr. (Judy) of Princeton. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janet, daughter Susan Secord, great-granddaughter Serena Welle, and sisters Donna Hanten and Phyllis Winter.